When we look at the grand accomplishments of other people it may feel like we will never be capable of achieving the same thing. This is partly because our present lifestyle may be so much different than the other highly accomplished person. It is difficult to imagine living life in their shoes.

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Fear is a reaction to something that you believe to be true. You don’t have a feeling about anything unless you have a belief or a definition about the situation or experience that you are having. It’s the reaction to your definition or belief that you “bought into” that causes your fears in the first place.

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Do you ever struggle with getting things done on time? Maybe you just don’t seem to stick with your goals? Self-sabotage can be a subtle phenomenon. You’ll know it’s taking place when everything is going well and you’re making great progress, and then all of sudden things fall apart, and you find yourself stunned, asking “What the hell happened!?” It’s not always easy to recognize these self-sabotaging tendencies on the surface, but when we look at a deeper level we find that we are fraught with fear, uncertainty, doubt, unresolved anger, shame, and guilt.

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In my continuing quest for personal refinement I’ve faced some extreme difficulties and learned some great lessons along the way. Some of which I’d like to share with you right now. See, I’ve spent a considerable amount of my time on this planet sitting passive on the sidelines, watching the world and the people around me change. Being a spectator was fine for a while until one day I woke up to the fact that what I was getting out of my life was much less than I knew I was capable of.

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We adopt beliefs, thoughts, and expectations from society, our family, friends, and the media, which may or may not be true, and may or may not help us reach our goals. Simply put, out thinking patterns and responses become a habit with which we navigate the world. So, starting to regulate what we think about and making a plan to improve our thinking habits is the first step to changing our life for the better.

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There is saying that nothing is permanent except change. When it comes down to it, life is ever changing and full of uncertainties. This presents problems for control freaks or people who want to have full control over everything that is going on in their lives. When we can’t embrace change and uncertainty is usually leads to hard times and feelings of doubt and worry. How do you handle situations that have an unpredictable outcome?

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